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P-47-No2-Dover-AAF-WEB.jpg

"J" coded P-47's based at Dover AAF, DE


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of the Dover AFB AMC Museum

 

 

NOTE: The assignment of field letter codes to Transition Training aircraft (S-E in particular) does not seem meet any defined pattern or plan.    




USAAF 1st Air Force
 
Hq: Mitchel Field, NY
 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Bradley Field, CT

V

P-47, A-24

Dover, DE

J

P-40, P-47

Millville, NJ

T, then M

P-47, RA-25, B-26

Selfridge Field, MI

B, E, S

P-39, P-47

Seymour-Johnson Field, NC

A

P-40, P-47

Shaw AAF, SC

S (?)

P-47

Suffolk Co AAF, NY

P-47

Walterboro, SC

F

P-47


 
Millville AAF: Field code letter of "T" applied initially to razorback P-47's. Receipt of bubble canopy P-47's the letter code of "M" was assigned. 
 
USAAF 2nd Air Force
 
Hq: Colorado Springs, Colorado 
 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Abilene, TX

A, E

P-47, P-40

Biggs Field, TX

P

P-47

Dalhart, TX

W

P-47

Ft. Sumner, NM

W

P-47, P-40

Galveston, TX

Y

P-47

La Junta, CO

J

P-47

Majors Field, TX

M

P-47

Pecos, TX

P

P-51

Peterson Field, CO

D, B

P-40, P-63

Pyote, TX

A

P-63

Scribner, NE

unknown

P-47

Strother Field, KS

P

P-47

 
 

 
USAAF 3rd Air Force
 
Hq:Tampa, Florida 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Aiken, SC

A

P-40, P-51

Blackstone, VA

J

P-47

Bluethenthal Field, NC

A, S

P-47

Bartow, FL

L

P-51

Coffeyville, KS

(NLA)

F-5 (P-38)

Dale Mabry Field, FL

T

P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51

DeRidder, LA

M?

P-39, P-40, P-51  

Esler Field, LA

C

P-39, P-40, RA-25

Ft. Myers, FL

A

P-39, P-40,P-47, P-51D

Harris Neck, GA

V

P-39, P-40

Hillsborough, FL

E

P-51A

Key Field, MS

unknown

P-51

Morris Field, NC

J

P-47

Myrtle Beach, SC

F

P-39

Perry, FL

N

P-40, P-47, P-51

Pinellas,  FL

H

P-40, P-47, P-51, TP-40

Punta Gorda, FL

M

P-40, P-51

Richmond, VA

K

P-47

Sarasota, FL *

J

P-40, P-47, P-51, TP-40

Thomasville, GA

Z

P-39, P-40, P-51

Venice, FL

P

P-39, P-47

Waycross, GA

R

P-39, P-40

 

 

* Pinellas AAF was a sub-base of Sarasota AAF therefore it's aircraft occasionally displayed the same fuselage letter codes.

 

 

 

 

USAAF Western Flying Training Command
  
Hq: Santa Ana, California 
 

Army Air Airfield

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Luke Field, AZ

X

P-36, P-39, P-40, P-38, RP-39

PhoeniX

Minter Field, CA

L

P-38

Lerdo

Muroc, CA

unknown

P-38


Victorville, CA

V

P-39, TP-39

Victorville

Williams Field, AZ

Y

RP-322 (P-38), TP-40

HigleY


 

 

USAAF Central Flying Training Command

 

Hq: Randolph Field, Texas 


Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Aloe, TX

See Aloe note below

P-40, P-47

Unknown

Brooks Field, TX

O

BC-1, AT-6, O-52

BroOks

Dalhart, TX

W

P-47

Unknown

Foster Field, TX

# Y

AT-6, P-40, P-51

Unknown

Goodfellow, TX

# E

AT-6, P-40

Unknown

Matagorda Island, TX

M

P-47

Matagorda

Matagorda Peninsula, TX

P

P-322, P-40, P-47, P-51, B-18

Unknown

Moore Field, TX

#Z

P-39, P-40

Unknown

                                      
 # The letter code was a suffix to the assigned sequential number (e.g. 234M)
 Aloe AAF Note:  P-40's did not display a letter code, P-47's displayed a suffix 'W" code.
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USAAF Eastern Flying Training Command
 
Hq: Maxwell Field, Alabama 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Craig Field, AL

CR

P-40

CRaig

Napier Field, AL

N

P-40, TP-39

Napier

Spence Field, GA

(NLA)

P-40


Turner, GA

T

P-40

Turner

Tuskegee, AL

E

P-40

Unknown


 
 Note: Although the AT-6's based at Spence AAF displayed the "SP" field code it is not evident that it was applied to their P-40's.
 
 
USAAF Air Technical Service Command
 
Hq: Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Alachua, FL

(NLA)

P-40, P-51

 

(NLA): No Letter Assigned

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

1st Air Force 

 

BradP47.jpg
DoverP-47No2.jpg
SelfridgeP-39.jpg

"V" coded P-47's based at Bradley Field AAF, CT 


Photo courtesy of CT State Library

"J" coded P-47 based at Dover AAF, DE  comes to grief.


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of Dover AFB AMC Museum

"E" coded P-39's based at Selfridge Field, MI  



USAAF Photo from the Collection of Jeff Benya

 

SuffolkCoNo1.jpg
DaleM_P-47no1.jpg
Millville_P-47no2.jpg

"G"coded P-47 based at Suffolk Co AAF, NY
 
Photo from F Paauwe Collection 

"T" coded P-47 based at Millville AAF, NJ 
Photo from F Paauwe Collection 

"M" coded P-47 based at Millville AAF, NJ
 
 
Photo Source: Millville Air Museum 

P-39origSelfridge.jpg

"S" coded P-39 based at Selfridge AAF, MI
 
Photo source unknown 


 
 
2nd Air Force
 
 

Brun_P-47.jpg
Ft_Sumner_P-40.jpg
Lt_ByersP-47D.jpeg

"Y" coded P-47's based at Galveston AAF, TX
 
USAAF Photo 

''W" coded P-40 photographed at Ft. Sumner AAF, NM
 
Note:Based there or just a fueling stop? 
 
Photo Source: Unknown 

"A" coded P-47D based at Abilene AAF, TX
 
 Pilot on wing: 2nd Lt B. Byers 
 
 Source: Personal Collection of  Kurt Byers

Myst_P-63no2.jpg

"B" coded P-63 based at Peterson AAF, CO
 
 USAAF Photo 


 
 
3rd Air Force
 
 

PerryP-51.jpg
ThvleP-39Rev.jpg
HlbrghP-51BRev.jpg

"N" coded P-51 based at Perry AAF, Fl 



Photo by W.T. Larkins 

"Z" coded P-39 based at Thomasville AAF, GA

 

Photo courtesy of Allan Hammons Colection 

"E" coded P-51B based at Hillsborough AAF, FL


Photo courtesy of the Allan Hammons Collection

SaraP-47.jpg
P-40Group.jpg
P-51_J53.jpg

"J" coded P-47 based at Sarasota AAF, FL
 
Collection of Michael Drake 

"H" and "J" coded P-40's based at Pinellas AAF, FL and Sarasota AAF, FL respectively
 
 
 USAAF Photo 

"J" coded P-51 based at Sarasota AAF, FL
 
Photo Source: The Internet 
  

WayP40.jpg
RichmondP-47no2.jpg
PageField_P-40.jpg

"R" coded P-40 based at Waycross AAF, GA
 
 
Photo from the Collection of S. Donacik 

"K" coded P-47 based at Richmond AAF, VA
 
Photo courtesy of the Dan Johnson Collection 

"A" coded P-40 based at Ft.Myers AAF, FL
 
Source:Tom Laemlin /ArmorPlate Press 

TP-40No1.jpg
DMAAF_P51s.jpg
Bluethent_P-47N.jpg

"H" coded TP-40 based at Pinellas AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo 

"T" coded P-51's based at Dale Mabry AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo from Dale Mabry AAF Museum 

"S" coded P-47N based at Bluethenthal AAF,  VA

Photo Source: Joe Stern Collection & Greenville Flyers

DeRidder_P-51.jpg
TVilleP-40No2Rev.jpg

"M" coded P-51A based at DeRidder AAF, LA
 
Source: McNeese State Univ 

"Z"coded P-40 based at Thomasville AAF, GA
 
Source: Chris Brame Collection 

TuskegeeP-40.jpg
Bartow_P-51B.jpg
P-40_Mishap.jpg

"E" marked P-40's based at Tuskegee AAF, AL
 
Photo Source: Unknown

"L" marked P-51B based at Bartow AAF, FL
 
Photo Source: Collection of Ken Crist 

"M" marked P-40 based at Punta Gorda AAF, FL comes to grief
 
Photo Source: The Internet 

MyrBchP-39.jpg

"F" coded P-39 based at Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Photo Source: John Levesley 


 
 
 
Western Flying Training Command
 
 

LukeP-40.jpg
VictTP-39.jpg
Victor_P-39Q.jpg

"X" coded P-40 based at Luke Field, AZ

Official USAAF photo from Collection of D. Trojan

"V" coded TP-39 based at Victorville AAF, CA 



Photo by W.T. Larkins

"V" coded P-39Q based at Victorville AAF, CA
 
 
Photo source unknown 

P322Rev.jpg

"Y" coded P-322 based at Williams Field, AZ

(note RAF S/N)


USAAF Photo 


 
 
 
Central Flying Training Command
 
 

MooreP-40No3rev.jpg
FosterP51.jpg
AloeP47.jpg

"Z" coded P-40 based at Moore Field, TX
 
Photo from the Collection of Chris Brame 
 
 

"Y" coded P-51 based at Foster Field,TX


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

"W" coded P-47 based at Aloe AAF, TX


USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

MataP40.jpg
MataP47.jpg

P-40N_55E.jpg

"P" coded P-40 based at Matagorda Peninsula AAF, TX


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

"P" coded P-47 based at Matagoda Peninsula AAF, TX


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

"E" coded (suffix) P-40 based at Goodfellow AAF, TX
 
Photo Source: G. Asher 

 

 

 

Eastern Flying Training Command 

 

 

RP-39Q_no3.jpg

"N" marked TP-39 based at Napier Field, AL
 
USAAF Photo 

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